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Sunday, February 17 • 10:00am - 11:15am
What is the Torah? Jewish Approaches to a Central Question

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In this session, we will address a fundamental question: what kind of book is the book we call the Torah? Is it a storybook or a legal text? Is it to be read like any other text, or does it have its own set of rules? And did it apply to a particular time and place, or does it apply to every time and place, including ours? We will look at different approaches to these questions from within Jewish thought.

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Aaron Koller

Professor, Yeshiva University
Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern Studies at Yeshiva University, where he studies Semitic languages. He is the author of Unbinding Isaac: The Significance of the Akedah for Modern Jewish Thought (JPS/University of Nebraska Press, 2020) and Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Brunswick A & B ballroom level